From sponsoring posters in 1985 for Greenpeace to presenting a petition against animal testing to the European Union with 4,000,000 signatures, The Body Shop has contributed significantly to the causes it supports, and is an example for other companies. BREWED RESPONSIBLY: STARBUCKS
Loblaw’s approach to these sustainability issue is to join the carbon disclosure project which gave Loblaw’s a score of 82% in 2015. The disclosure report indicates that Loblaw’s uses a specific climate change risk management approach where a boards of directors meet every six months or more to discus concerns. The environment polices discussed are then incorporated in Loblaw’s business. The main focus to address pollution and global warming are reducing electricity usage, fuel consumption, refrigeration leaks and reduce waste (Michaud, 2015). Now, Walmart and Metro are also involved with the carbon disclosure project.
Although, the headquaters located in Canada would pay corporate tax rates lower than in the U.S., in fact, it doesn’t make much difference for Burger King and Tim Hortons. Because currently, Burger King’s effective tax rate is in the mid to high 20s which is higher than a Canadian tax rates. (Mider, Zachary R. 2015). However, a liberal group opposed to the merger reckoned it up and found big savings. From the merger, the company could be spared at least $400 million from its U.S. tax bill over the next four years, according to the liberal group Americans for Tax Fairness.
Because of people and environmental damages, attentions were drawn to corporations for ensuring their sustainabilities. John Elkington designed a framework called Triple Bottom Line(TBL) (cite), which allows employees or entrepreneurs to adopt it for evaluating their performances regarding three dimensions people, planet, and profit. Starbucks is one of successful corporations which uses the Triple Bottom Line. The underlying Starbucks’s policy is to "inspire and nurture the human spirit-- one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time" ( Herbeck, 2012). The statement which was previously mentioned shows that Starbucks does not solely concentrate upon their profits, but their stakeholders’ well beings and the environment as well.
An anomaly in the company's corporate culture is considered in which although Starbucks is a large international business enterprises, it focuses on the development and introduction of new products and innovations. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Howard Schultz states that innovation in business has no relationship to the size of a business enterprise. Dub Hay, a Starbucks employee who is in charge of tasting and evaluating new coffee blends, discusses the development of a light roast coffee used as an example of a new product by
To reduce their carbon footprints, Chipotle invested in solar panel to harness solar energy to power their company. They partnered with a company help implement the panels and got Chipotle an LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate designating they designed and operate in an environmentally friendly building. Political/Legal: The political and legal matter that are applicable for the restaurant industry is the government polices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Chipotle has 22 different distribution centers in various geographic areas, which serves the Chipotle restaurants in those vicinities. The suppliers for these distribution centers were evaluated based on quality and ingredients need to meet the company’s mission.
2012 also marked the 50-year anniversary for Target. Target continues to focus on technology innovation, community give back and improving the guest experience. In 2013 they introduced their Cartwheel digital coupon app developed in partnership with Facebook. They opened the Target Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, expanded their online markets with the addition of Cooking.com and Dermstore.com as well as joined the Bipartisan Policy Center in announcing the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety to focus on improving working conditions for the safety of garment workers across Bangladesh. In 2013 Target exceed its goal of 700,000 volunteer hours by 2015 by reaching one million hours in
1.1 Research questions and objectives Only few researches have been conducted regarding consumers’ perspectives on ethical and sustainability problems in the fashion industry and on the effect it has on their buying comportment. (Dickson, 1999). Therefore, in my research, I would like to develop a better understanding of the behaviour of the consumers towards sustainable ( environmental friendly) & ethical (social) fashion products and answer the following research questions: 1) Do consumers really care about sustainability or do they feel pressured by the society to do? 2) What premiums are consumers willing to pay in order to get a sustainable piece of
Sustainability is part of the core values of the firm and ExxonMobil viwes CSR as a key componenet of sustainable development as shown in the figure above. In order to achieve this, the firm adopted 8points strategies that guide and measure the firm’s commitment to good corporate citizenship. These strategies include: • Integration • Investment and cost discipline • Operational excellence • Portfolio management • Project execution • Risk management • Technology leadership • World-class workforce Figure 2: Exxon Mobile Foundation Program Source: Exxon Mobile Corporate Citizen Report (2015) The figure above is an indication of how far the company has gone in her quest to be socially responsible. The firm has a foundation that gives grants
Partners quality for benefits if they work 20 hours or more each week. Most companies however, only offer benefits for full-time employees. I believe Starbucks management realized that some individuals are not able to work a full-time job, and I think that it is amazing that they still offer benefits to those only part time. According to Statista.com, "28 million individuals held a part time job in February of 2018" (Statista.com). Just because they are part time, does not mean they do not deserve benefits.
Under the assessment and evaluation of current environment situation, the federal government have developed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and other collective actions to address climate change. Under the federal consideration of climate change, there exists four pillars including pricing carbon pollution, taking action in each sector of the economy, adapting to climate change and supporting clean technologies, innovation and job creation. As carbon pollution is the majority factor influencing climate in earth, much attention has been put on this area. In order to control the carbon pollution to climate, government will collaborate with the territories and indigenous people to assess the practice of carbon
Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. [ The Brundtland Commission, 1987：Our Common Future:Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development. (1987,August 4)|United Nations Documents NO.A/42/427 Retrieved March 10,2017, from http://www.un-documents.net/our-common-future.pdf](The Brundtland Commission, 1987) Sustainability development is to conducted and produce without depletion of natural resources for the next and the future generation, also need current society to maintain the non-regenerated energy resources, but still needs to satisfy the needs of the current mankind, is not about shut down everything and going back to the primitive communes